Health and Wellness
How I Learned to Manage Impulsive and Intrusive Thoughts
Mental health advocate and contributor Monica Drake shares how she learned the difference between impulsive and intrusive thoughts -- and how they affect her mental health.
‘Alcohol is Not Your Friend:’ BCBSM Medical Director of Behavioral Health Digs into His Passion for Advocating Against Alcohol Abuse
Dr. William T. Beecroft has advocated against alcohol abuse for much of his 40-plus-year health care career. Here, he reflects and shares some candid thoughts.
Detroit Native Builds ‘Slow AF Run Club’ Community to Bust Stereotypes
Detroit native Martinus Evans started running at 300 pounds 10 years ago, and has gone on to run eight marathons and founded a 25,000-member online running community called the “Slow AF Run Club.” The community is inclusive, and empowers people to run “in the body they have right now.”
How Change – Even Good Change – Affects My Anxiety
Contributor and mental health advocate Monica Drake writes about one of the biggest triggers for her anxiety -- change -- as she prepared to get married.
The Benefits of Starting Your Child’s Yoga Practice
While it’s often thought of as an adult wellness activity, kids can realize the same health benefits by discovering their inner “yogi.” Why not start them early?
Preventing Falls at Home: Ways to Reduce the Risk for Seniors
Understanding why seniors are at risk of falling can help individuals, caregivers, friends and families prevent them from happening in the first place.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cervical Health
The next time you talk to your doctor, don’t forget to ask questions about cervical health, and factors that might put you at risk for cancer.
Why You Shouldn’t Solely Focus on Weight Loss for Good Health
When looking to get healthy, we may associate weight loss with the gold standard for success when it comes to being healthy, but there's more to it than that.
How to Get Organized and Feel Better About Your Space
For some, staying organized is an ongoing battle and it fills us with stress and anxiety. But maybe we just haven't found an organizing style that works for us.
Importance and Health Benefits of Social Interaction
Hanging with friends can equal more than just a good time. Discover the many health benefits of social interaction on A Healthier Michigan Podcast.
Benefits of Journaling and The Positive Impact on Your Health
Rewiring our brain to be positive can help us clear our emotions of negativity. On this episode, we discuss gratitude and the health benefits of journaling.
The Dimensions of Wellness, and What is Well-being?
Emotional, psychological and social well-being play important roles in our overall health. We explore the dimensions of wellness and explain well-being.
Fact vs. fiction: The truth about immunization safety
The New Year brings with it many things. For parents, that may include thinking about all the doctor’s appointments you may need to make for your kids this year.